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Film Review: Lo (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Love presents many challenges to couples…but none so daunting as the one Justin faces with his girlfriend April. Kidnapped by demons, April’s mystery begins to unfold when he finds an ancient book that she has left behind. Using the book, he contacts the demon Lo, ordering it to help him rescue his girl from the fiery pits. But Lo …

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Film Review: Purgatorium (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: In this Twilight Zone-esque thriller by director Travis B. Miller, five strangers awake in an abandon two-story house with a few unanswered questions racing through their minds. Who are they? Where are they? Why are they there? They soon discover that the obvious answers are not always the right ones. With nerves stretched thin, and time closing in, those …

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Film Review: The Redsin Tower (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: From Fred Vogel (AUGUST UNDERGROUND, AUGUST UNDERGROUND’S MORDUM) comes the latest and greatest Toetag Pictures’ movie! Nothing seems to be going Kim’s way. After recently being dumped, her heartbroken ex-boyfriend has become obsessed with trying to win back her love. Now the party she was supposed to attend with her best friend just got raided. After teaming up with …

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Film Review: Witchville (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Malachy has just learned that his father the king has passed away and is asked to take country of the small kingdom. Malachy’s kingdom however is dying since all of the crops have dried up and thieves and bandits now run the streets. A man by the name of Kramer introduces himself to Malachy and informs him that the …

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Film Review: The Editor (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders, in this loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento. REVIEW: Astron-6 is a genre outfit known for their attention to detail, skewed sense of humour and …

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Film Review: Coffy (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim REVIEW: Shot and released in 1973, “Coffy” was indeed the kick-start movie for Pam Grier’s femme fatale series of films that followed (most notably “Foxy Brown”). Pam who wears her afro like none other, brings a unique beauty to the screen (that …

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Film Review: Caligula (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome’s most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. REVIEW: Today we are going to take a few minutes to discuss Caligula. I’m not talking about the play by Albert Camus, nor (necessarily) the factually accurate account of the madman/emperor of Rome. I’m talking about the legendary movie that we all …

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Film Review: Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above. REVIEW: Here comes a seriously biased review, folks. Come on…it’s a Tremors film. Can it really not be awesome? I love this series. Even the less-than-awesome tv show was totally worth watching. Our …

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Film Review: I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Hills is still tormented by the brutal sexual assault she endured years ago. She’s changed identities and cities, reluctantly joining a support group where she begins to piece together a new life. But when her new friend’s murderer goes free and the tales of serial rapists haunt her, Jennifer will hunt down the men responsible and do what …

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Film Review: Gravy (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s All Hallow’s Eve. A trio of costumed misfits with very special dietary requirements seizes a Mexican cantina and force the staff to engage in a late night of gaming, food and libations. The only caveat is what’s on the menu. REVIEW: Ok kids…got a weird one here. I wasn’t sure to make of GRAVY at first. but I …

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Film Review: Flowers (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: An abstract, surreal horror film centering around six dead women waking up in the crawl space below their killer’s house. REVIEW: I hear a lot of people complaining that there is no good horror being made anymore, that all the good movies were done in the 1970’s and 80’s and now everything is either a remake of one of …

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Film Review: Shark Lake (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When a shark is accidentally released into a the lake at the quiet town of Lake Tahoe, it’s up to an overzealous cop who ignores the law, her love interest and aging exotic animal dealer to stop the shark before the body counts rises further. (source: me) REVIEW: Shark Lake is a poorly written, directed, CGI-ed and acted attempt …

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Film Review: Wolf Warrior (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord. REVIEW: Titles can be incredibly confusing things as they conjure up all kinds of mental images that lead to films either living up to expectation, surpassing them or plunging the viewer …

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Film Review: Hyde’s Secret Nightmare (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Hyde’s Secret Nightmare is an erotic reinterpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. REVIEW: European filmmakers seem to thrive on the extreme. Any horror aficionado will tell you to look overseas if it’s something raw and grueling you desire. Hyde’s Secret Nightmare — directed by Domiziano Cristopharo — is …

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